Research Leader Statistics and Facts in the US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for research leaders in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 4,272 research leaders currently employed in the United States.
- 39.2% of all research leaders are women, while only 50.9% are men.
- The average age of an employed research leader is 36 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of research leaders is White (68.1%), followed by Asian (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino (10.3%).
- The majority of research leaders are located in NY, New York and CA, Irvine.
- Research leaders are paid an average annual salary of $97,459.
- Research leaders average starting salary is $60,000.
- In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid research leaders earn as much as $157,000 or more.
- 14% of all research leaders are LGBT.
- Research leaders are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to education companies.
Research Leader Statistics By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Research Leader
Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Research Leader Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the research leader position over time.
Research Leader Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, grain elevator worker and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.
|Human Resources Administrative Assistant||11%||85%|
|Assistant To Human Resources Director||12%||83%|
|Grain Elevator Worker||91%||8%|
Research Leader Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among research leaders is White, which makes up 68.1% of all research leaders. Comparatively, there are 13.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 68.1%
- Asian, 13.2%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.3%
- Black or African American, 5.1%
- Unknown, 3.1%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%
Research Leader Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among research leaders.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Research Leader Wage Gap By Race
Average Age of a Research Leader
We determined the average age of research leaders based on ethnicity and gender.
Research Leader Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of research leader employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of research leaders is 40+ years old, which represents 35% of the population.
Types of Research Leader Degree Levels
The most common degree for research leaders is bachelor's degree 66% of research leaders earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 7%.
- Bachelors, 66%
- Masters, 18%
- Associate, 7%
- Doctorate, 6%
- Other Degrees, 3%
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Research Leader Wage Gap By Education
Research Leader Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ research leaders. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most research leaders is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire research leaders.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
The Types Of Companies Research Leader Work In
Employees with the research leader job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most research leaders prefer to work at public companies over education companies.
Top Industries Hiring Research Leaders
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ research leaders. Those industries include education, technology and manufacturing.
Research Leader Turnover And Employment Statistics
Research Leader Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of research leaders changed.
- Unemployment rate
The Average Number of Years That Research Leader Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,107 research leaders resumes, we figured out that the average research leader enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Research Leaders with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to research leaders.
|Senior Media Buyer||12.70%|
|Prisoner Classification Interviewer||16.05%|
|Senior Claims Examiner||19.42%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Research Leaders
The most common foreign language among research leaders is Spanish at 32.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 14.1% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 7.6%.
- Spanish, 32.4%
- French, 14.1%
- Mandarin, 7.6%
- Chinese, 6.5%
- German, 4.9%
- Other, 34.5%